Jason Patterson’s Eye On The Southern League — June 22, 2015

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First Glances…

Congratulations to the Biloxi Shuckers and Chattanooga Lookouts on their respective division titles. With these first half crowns secured, the 2015 Southern League post-sesaon picture is beginning to take shape.

A Look At The First Half Standings….

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First Half Snapshot…

-Eye On The Southern League’s first half honors-
First Half Impact Player : Adam Brett Walker II, OF, Chattanooga Lookouts
First Half Impact Pitcher: Blake Snell, LHP, Montgomery Biscuits

-Southern League Leaders at the All-Star Break-
AVG: Max Kepler (Chattanooga), .342
HR: Adam Brett Walker II (Chattanooga), 19
RBI: Adam Brett Walker II (Chattanooga), 59
SB: Jacob May (Birmingham), 25

W: Frank Batista (Tennessee), Jose Berrios (Chattanooga) Brooks Hall (Biloxi), Tied with 7
E.R.A.: Frank Batista (Tennessee), 1.70
K: Jose Berrios (Chattanooga), Robert Stephenson (Pensacola), Tied with 86
SV: Sean Donatello (Jacksonville), 14

Picture Perfect…

-Weekly honors handed down by the league office each Monday at Noon
Player of the Week: Max Kepler (Twins), OF/1B, Chattanooga
Pitcher of the Week: Brent Suter (Brewers), LHP, Biloxi

Contest To Focus On…

2015 Southern League All-Star Game 

The All-Star Game is set for Tuesday evening June 23, 2015. The stars will be out in downtown Montgomery as Riverwalk Stadium plays host to the highly anticipated annual celebration of Southern League baseball. Here’s a look at the starting lineups:

North Division

CF Boog Powell (Montgomery) .326-1-21
SS Tim Anderson (Birmingham) .313-1-28
RF Johnny Field Jr. (Montgomery) .293-11-49
3B Miguel Sano (Chattanooga) .249-13-41
LF Adam Brett Walker II (Chattanooga) .270-19**-59*
C Wilson Contreras (Tennessee) .332-5-34
1B Dan Vogelbach (Tennessee) .285-4-31
DH Jabari Blash (Jackson) .297-10-30
2B Joey DeMichele (Birmingham) .272-1-18

SP Blake Snell, LHP, (Montgomery) (4-2) 1.71-61

South Division

CF Mallex Smith (Mississippi) .340-2-22
2B Gerson Montilla (Mobile) .229-8-29
SS Orlando Arcia (Biloxi) .307-4-36
1B Nick Ramirez (Biloxi) .289-9-44
LF Michael Reed (Biloxi) .300-5-35
RF Kyle Waldrop (Pensacola) .277-6-31
DH Matt Juengel (Jacksonville) .278-13-42
3B Zack Cox (Jacksonville) .308-3-11
C Sharif Othman (Jacksonville) .277-1-16

SP Jake Esch, RHP, (Jacksonville) (5-4) 3.65-56

(Stats: AVG-HR-RBI for hitters / Record-E.R.A.-K’s for pitchers) (*Leads SL **Leads MiLB)

A Deeper Gaze…
“Eye On The Southern League” will be covering the All-Star festivities live from Montgomery. Keep your eyes open for a full recap of the primetime performers to be released Wednesday afternoon and our weekly podcast on Thursday.

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